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The 38 Essential Las Vegas Shopping Experiences, Winter 2014

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Behold, the first-ever Racked 38, your answer and ours to the burning question, where should I shop in Las Vegas? This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad fashions and price points and collectively satisfies all of your shopping needs from where to go for a reliable outfit to where to go when you want to blow half a paycheck on a timeless statement piece. Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent stores that were omitted, have newly become eligible (stores must be open at least six months) or have stepped up their game.

Per usual, we tried to strike a balance between major neighborhoods, price points and aesthetics, leaving out food (Eater Vegas has those covered) and any boutiques less than six months old. The list below is in alphabetical order.

Have suggestions? Is your favorite shopping haunt missing? Or do you think one of our picks is way off? We're always looking for reader input. State your cases for (or against) stores in the comments or email the tipline.


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Agent Provocateur

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This candy box of a store features knickers and garters, along with all your lingerie needs, as long as they lean toward to provocative side.

Alexander McQueen

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Go out on the edge with fashions from Alexander McQueen, the British designer who created looks for David Bowie and Bjork. Find men's and women's fashions here as well as shoes and coveted handbags.

Annie Creamcheese

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This vintage store specializes in designer labels such as Missoni, Yves St. Laurent, Thierry Mugler and more straight out of the ’70s and ’80s. Even vintage wedding dresses, handbags and accessories can be found in the ever-changing mix here. [Photo: Annie Creamcheese]

Artifact

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Artifact features one-of-a-kind, re-purposed and up-cycled home furnishings, clothing and other products. Think eco-conscious offerings and hand crafted locally.

Barneys New York

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This playful department store is your go-to for all things high-end fashion for men and women.

(Best Kept Secret) Boutique

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Affordable clothing, accessories and shoes for the younger set finds a home inside this popup shop inside the Market LV at Tivoli Village.

Bettie Page

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Channel your inner pinup girl with Bettie Page and her flowing skirts and dresses that embrace every va-va-voom curve. This one at the Miracle Mile Shops was the first to open nationwide.

The Bungalow

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Former Talulah G founder Meital Bronstein is back in the fashion business with The Bungalow, a tiny boutique with a big inventory of fashions. Here find collections from noted American and European designers, including MIH, Currant Elliott, IRO, Clover Canyon, JET, Monrow, Malene Birger, Missoni, Max Fowles, Anna Sui, Aviator Nation, Bird + Vine, CC Sky, Sydney Evans and more. Best of all, you can shop online, have items delivered to your home and try them on in privacy without every paying a nickel up front. [Photo: Facebook]

C Level Boutique

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This loft-style boutique in Boca Park features fashions from Laura Dahl, Rebecca Taylor, and Robert Rodriguez as well as Primp, TAG, Frye and LA Made. Owner Edith Castillo opened C Level in 2005. [Photo: Facebook]

Coterie

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Check out resurgent Downtown Vegas and its all new vibe with a stop at Coterie, a cute boutique with clothing for men and women right on Fremont Street. Look for the Check Cashing marquee to find the place without a sign. [Photo: Susan Stapleton]
This sneaker boutique co-owned by DJ Vice specializes in limited edition sneakers and men's and women's casually dressed up fashion.

Dior Homme

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Just for you, boys, this standalone men’s store on the Esplanade at Wynn Las Vegas will have you dressing European chic.

DNA 2050

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This denim boutique at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas focuses on the newest names in jeans.

Electric Lemonade

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Courtney and Kinsey Peters’ vintage boutique shop relies on out-of-state estate sales to stock the shelves. Prices here range from $5 to $150. [Photo: Facebook]

Feature Sneaker Boutique

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Founder Ajay Bouri brings together fashion music, art and sneaker at this Chinatown boutique that is often considered one of the best sneaker shops in Vegas.

Fruition

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Vintage street wear. Think ’80s here, kids.

Goorin Bros.

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This fourth-generation hatmaker out of San Francisco has something for just about everyone. Fedoras, floppy hats, flapcaps and cloches along with feathers and vintage hat pins to add even more personality find a home at this sweet spot.

Henri Bendel

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Two Henri Bendel stores featuring women's accessories, designed by the chichi brand, find a home in Vegas at Fashion Show and the Forum Shops at Caesars.

John Varvatos

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This is John Varvatos' second Bowery store, a 3,000-square-foot boutique where fashion and music share the limelight. All three of Varvatos’ brands (Collection, Star USA and Converse) make an appearance as well as James Trussart guitars.

Kiki De Montparnasse

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Naughty, naughty, naughty Kiki De Montparnasse has all your lingerie needs as well as fun toys. The fitting rooms will even accommodate him and her for a private show.
One of seven Lanvin boutiques finds a home at the Shops at Crystals. Find ready to wear and accessories for men, women and children here.
Look for fashions and accessories for men and women from high-end designers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Masatomo, Roberto Cavalli, John Richmond, Plein Sud and Blumarine.

Louis Vuitton

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This flagship store for Louis Vuitton features a Ganzfeld exhibit from James Turrell as well as one-of-a-kind and only in Vegas finds.

Love Jones

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Lingerie, swimwear and toys find a home at this cute boutique at the Hard Rock Hotel. Bonus: You can order items delivered to your room if you're staying there.

Marc Jacobs

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Find Marc Jacobs collection at the Forum Shops at Caesars. this long-time Vegas staple features men's and women's clothing and accessories.

Max Pawn

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This pawn shop, yes, pawn shop, specializes in luxury goods, including Louis Vuitton handbags starting at $199, Chanel, Coach, Hermes and Tiffany jewelry. [Photo: Facebook]

Miu Miu

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Miu Miu – the alternative expression of Miuccia Prada – features women’s ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, accessories and eyewear.

Mojito's Resort Wear

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Men, women and children can find resort wear at this high-end boutique. Look for D&G, Diane von Furstenberg, Missoni, Haute Hippie, Alice & Olivia and more in this well-edited store. [Photo: Susan Stapleton]

Oscar de la Renta

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The stunning red carpet styles of Oscar de la Renta can only be found in Vegas at the Wynn Esplanade.
Vogue editor Anna Wintour is said to have called this the best boutique in America. Outfit at Wynn Las Vegas features a runway down the center with the great fashion houses of the world parading their wares on mannequins. Here find chichi labels such as Azzedine, Alaia, Lanvin, Zac Posen, Narciso Rodriguez, Maison Martin Mariela Matthew Williamson, Yigal Azroel and Givenchy, just to name a few. The windows display the best the boutique has to offer dressed on delicate eggshell mannequins. [Photo: Wynn Las Vegas]

Scoop NYC

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This well-edited store features designer labels for men and women as well as one of the best warehouse sales in the business.

Stella McCartney

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British designer Stella McCartney doesn't use leather or fur in her collections for women and kids.

Stitched

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The discerning gentleman will appreciate the bespoke fashions at Stitched inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Look for menswear, jewelry, accessories and celebrity collaboration items as well as garments personalized with your name. [Photo: Stitched]

Terrene

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Find brands such as Seven For All Mankind, Red Valentino, Black Halo and Vince at this great women’s boutique inside Aria.

Tom Ford

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Head here to find Tom Ford's complete menswear and womenswear collections including ready-to-wear, men's made-to-measure, footwear, accessories, eyewear, fragrance and beauty.

Topshop

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This flagship store at Fashion Show features the British designer's own label as well as designer labels galore. Be sure to check out Topman, the neighboring boutique just for guys.

Undefeated Clothing

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Shoes on the left, street wear on the right and long, bench seating down the  the middle. A minimalist design approach, a manly boutique vibe, but with women's selections, located close to the Hard Rock Hotel. Look for classic names, limited editions, and UNDFTD collaborations exclusively served up in the brand's California and Japanese outposts.
Head to Tivoli Village to find this fashion boutique featuring women's and men's clothing plus a nice selection of shoes.

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Agent Provocateur

This candy box of a store features knickers and garters, along with all your lingerie needs, as long as they lean toward to provocative side.

Alexander McQueen

Go out on the edge with fashions from Alexander McQueen, the British designer who created looks for David Bowie and Bjork. Find men's and women's fashions here as well as shoes and coveted handbags.

Annie Creamcheese

This vintage store specializes in designer labels such as Missoni, Yves St. Laurent, Thierry Mugler and more straight out of the ’70s and ’80s. Even vintage wedding dresses, handbags and accessories can be found in the ever-changing mix here. [Photo: Annie Creamcheese]

Artifact

Artifact features one-of-a-kind, re-purposed and up-cycled home furnishings, clothing and other products. Think eco-conscious offerings and hand crafted locally.